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French “crown more—A,” MEASURE FOR MEASURE, i. 2. 50 ; “Some of your French crowns have no hair at all,” A MIDSUMMER-NIGHT'S DREAM, i. 2. 86 ; “the French may lay twenty French crowns to one, they will beat us; for they bear them on their shoulders,” HENRY V., iv. 1. 222. Quibbling allusions to the baldness produced by the French (venereal) disease,— which baldness was known by the name of French crown.

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